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Jan. 16, 2013

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Pitt at Villanova, The Pavilion, Villanova, Pa., January 16, 2013
Pitt 58, Villanova 43

*Pitt registered a 58-43 win over Villanova at The Pavilion. Pitt improves to 14-4 overall and 2-3 in the Big East while Villanova drops to 11-6 overall and 2-2 in the Big East. Pitt has now won two of its last three games. 

*Trey Zeigler and Durand Johnson both came off the bench to score 13 points apiece in leading Pitt to win. The duo combined for 26 of Pitt’s 58 points in the win. Pitt’s bench outscored Villanova’s 31-8 in the game.

*Villanova was held scoreless over the game’s final 5:13. Pitt outscored Villanova 15-0 over the game’s final 5:13 in registering a 15-point victory. Trey Zeigler found Steven Adams alone for a dunk, then Zeigler followed with two more layups to give Pitt a six-point lead (49-43) with 2:35 left. 

*Pitt improved to 2-1 on the road this year. It has now won two consecutive road games and has claimed 28 of its last 46 road games. Pitt owns one of the Big East’s top road records over the last 12 seasons (55-41).

*The win gave Pitt its fifth consecutive win over Villanova. Pitt also improved to 6-9 in games played vs. Villanova at The Pavilion. Pitt and Villanova are tied 32-32 in 64 meetings between the two schools. Pitt’s five-game win streak vs. Villanova ties the Pitt record for longest win streak in the series. 

*With only 43 points, Villanova was held to the fewest points in the 64-game series dating back to Feb. 11, 1960.

*Pitt limited Villanova to 31.8 percent shooting and only 14 field goals. The 14 field goals ranked as the second fewest allowed this year. Pitt allowed 13 field goals two times at both Georgetown (Jan. 8, 2013) and vs. Bethune-Cookman (Dec. 15, 2012). 

*Pitt held Villanova to only one offensive rebound. The Panthers outrebounded Villanova 39-27 in the game.

*Pitt committed a season-high tying 15 turnovers in the game. Pitt also turned the ball over 15 times vs. Oakland on Nov. 17. It also marked the first time this year that Pitt committed more turnovers (15) than assists (11).                                                                                                                                                   

*Trey Zeigler scored a Pitt career-high 13 points. He also surpassed Pitt career-highs for field goals made (6), field goal attempts (10), rebounds (6) and minutes played (25). It marked his second double figure scoring game of the year and first in 15 games played. He scored 11 points in Pitt’s season opening win over Mount St. Mary’s.

*Durand Johnson also scored a career-high 13 points. He also topped career-highs for field goals made (4), 3-point field goals made (3) and 3-point field goal attempts (6). It also marked his second career double figure scoring game. In his last two games, Johnson has averaged 11.5 points per game and 2.0 3-point field goals made per game.

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